Bush’s Fundraising Email: America Has Lots of Problems BUT Don’t Worry, Keep Spending

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Like many Americans I guess, I received an email from George W. Bush this morning asking for my contribution to the Republican National Committee.
Bush’s appeal starts out:

Republicans have a record of dealing with some serious economic times during my presidency. We have had a recession, a stock market collapse, terrorist attacks, corporate scandals and major natural disasters.
Because Republicans acted and had an economic recovery plan, we have created strong economic growth and nearly 5.3 million new jobs in the last two and half years; the national unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6% — that is lower than the average rate of the 1960s, 1970s, the 1980s and the 1990s; productivity is up and household net worth is at an all-time high.
Republicans understand that by cutting taxes people will have more of their own money to save, spend and invest as they see fit, not as the government wants. So our Party and GOP members of the U.S. Congress stood squarely for tax relief for everybody who pays taxes.
We have a lot of work to do to make sure America remains a prosperous country, so that every single citizen can realize the great promise of America.

America is at war — a few wars if you add up the so-called Global War on Terror, the fight against Iraq’s insurgency, a brewing conflict with Afghan warlords and emerging Taliban forces, and perhaps next Iran, and that’s leaving out challenges with North Korea and Israel’s mess in the Middle East — but yet George Bush mentions “nothing” about the need to sacrifice to manage these challenges.
On top of this, the Doha global trade talks collapsed today — yet another indication of a long list that America’s role and status in the world are rapidly deteriorating. We seem unable to achieve our objectives — and these failures are not registering with the political class in Washington yet.
Gambling away America’s moral credibility in Iraq is one crime — but the bigger one that the Bush administration has committed is overtly showing the LIMITS of American power in the world. America’s mystique has been shattered. Our military and financial limits put on open display. Friends are not counting on America as much as the case before. Foes are maximizing agendas Americans oppose.
These are dangerous times because those who are fundamentally and substantively weakening often lash out in a desperate attempt to demonstrate resolve and strength.
These are toxic matters. Bush is asking nothing of Americans. We will go on with our wars and commitments abroad without regard to domestic impact or cost — and Americans can continue to enjoy their Wal-Mart subsidized high quality lives.
But the Doha Round failing is a big deal. It’s a foreshock.
— Steve Clemons

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45 comments on “Bush’s Fundraising Email: America Has Lots of Problems BUT Don’t Worry, Keep Spending

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  3. matthew-is-a-god says:

    I could care less about anything being discussed here, but Matthew, way to shut david up

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  4. steambomb says:

    Where have I seen this before. *scratches head*. Hmmmm. Oh yeah! The Enron strategy. Ol’ Kenny boy taught him well.

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  5. Matthew says:

    David: It means stop trying to be “tough” on the internet. No one is. Anybody who tries is as threatening as Woody Allen. Everything else you read into that remark is merely a product of your fetid imagination.

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  6. David says:

    Matthew:
    what is that supposed to mean?
    an allusion to the fact that you think i’m jewish?
    but, of course you would never reference someone’s religious identity or ethnicity, right?
    what a hypocrite.
    what an idiot.

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  7. Matthew says:

    David: Woody Allen called and he wants his threatening manner back.

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  8. karenk says:

    Wow sorry to everyone I made that comment. I just meant that when someone uses foul language it takes away from what they are saying and makes them sound less articulate/intelligent, though they may well be. I definitely don’t advocate censorship of ideas and hey I’m from NYC so it’s not like I haven’t heard it before!

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  9. David says:

    …and, oh the luscious irony!
    for someone who decries israel’s supposed barbaric actions in the ME, you actually ADMIT to “pulverizing” people “AND ENJOYING IT!”
    wow.
    i guess your Peace Now membership has expired, huh, you trump wannabe?

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  10. David says:

    Ooooh, km4, i’m shaking…
    you must be a big, tough businessman!
    you really pulverize people?!?!
    wow.
    let’s talk about the REAL world, rocky.

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  11. km4 says:

    David you’re a smug pinhead. In the business world I pulverize people like you and enjoy it!

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  12. David says:

    an intercepted e-mail from POA and Carrol to mr. Clemmons:
    Steve! Steve! Steve!
    There are intruders on this blog that disagree with us! They’ve even begun to mirror our language and tone! They’re ruining our fun and pointing out how little we actually know about Israel, the Middle East, world events and even the role of our government and citizenry. They’re hurting our feelings and we’re running out of insults and self-righteous indignation.
    Please advise!

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  13. Pissed Off American says:

    “Now you seem to be threatening Steve with the demise of his blog unless we all play according to your rules.”
    Oh bullshit. I am merely stating that this MP/ZEKE/DAVID/BRIAN crap will ruin this blog. I am not “threatening” Steve, I am merely warning him. But I imagine it is hardly necessary, as Steve is a bright guy, and I am sure he has examined the quality of your comments, and consequently has drawn the logical conclusions as to your motives for posting here.

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  14. MP says:

    POA: “It is an unfortunate fact that trolls such as these activelly attempt to destroy the blogs that begin to get to the crux of issues. I have seen it on blog after blog. Single posters writing under multiple screen names, using carefully crafted techniques and talking points, designed to divide, deflect, and detract. Unless Steve acts to deal with this problem immediately, you can kiss this blog goodbye.”
    Hmmm. Seems to me you’re unwilling to listen to disagreement unless it falls within prescribed parameters. You say red, and others are allowed to say, “No, it’s pink.” Well, sorry about that. If “getting to the crux of things” means everyone essentially has to agree with you and your take on events, then you’re simply a bully. At one point, you accused me of turning this into an over-heated conversation because of my style of argumentation.
    You leave out the fact that–as I and many different people, including Steve, have noted–you regularly address others with crude epithets and go on to call them traitors, racists and the like. You have invited them to leave the country and suggested they don’t belong here. There are no links or facts to “back up” your “claims.” Nor could there be because this is simply invective masquerading as argument. Carroll is a master at this “technique” as well. You seem to justify it all by wrapping yourself in the Palestinian cause.
    Now you seem to be threatening Steve with the demise of his blog unless we all play according to your rules. Sorry–no dice.
    These are your “carefully crafted techniques” and they do nothing to advance the cause you (and I) care about.

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  15. Pissed Off American says:

    Personally, I am tiring of the Brian/David/Zeke brand of troll here. It is an unfortunate fact that trolls such as these activelly attempt to destroy the blogs that begin to get to the crux of issues. I have seen it on blog after blog. Single posters writing under multiple screen names, using carefully crafted techniques and talking points, designed to divide, deflect, and detract. Unless Steve acts to deal with this problem immediately, you can kiss this blog goodbye.

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  16. Carroll says:

    Er…David…I think you are breaching civil discourse here…
    ” POA. sitting around all day trolling the internet. posting inane thoughts on some irrelevent blog, the comments on which only slightly more than nobody reads. jew hater caroll perched on your shoulder like a mentally impaired parrot. spouting the same angry horseshit (your word, not mine) day aftyer day. yeah, you guys really are changing the world! can’t you feel it?”
    In every response to you that I have made and others have made, you have been given every opportunity to refute our opinions with some logic or counter point of your own…you haven’t done that, and instead use the tired slurs like jew hater as an arguement to our legitimate complaints about foreign influence and dual loyalty being dangerous to this country in the same kind of circumstances as we see playing out right now.
    I think we will have to hit the ignore button on you unless you can refute or discuss or offer something besides personal insults.

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  17. Linda says:

    It might be worthwhile if perhaps people didn’t spend so much time blogging and perhaps got out and marched against this administration’s policies, i.e., weekend after weekend peacefully showed how many of us care, regardless of our party affiliation or how we express ourselves. Ultimately, it was those masses of people out in the streets peacefully that made the civil rights movement and the opposition to the Vietnam War impossible for those in the Executive Branch and Congress and the media to ignore.
    There was one weekend in 2/03 when across the country hundreds of thousands of us were out in the streets telling our government not to invade Iraq. I think we need even more people out there now peacefully protesting in numbers that can’t be ignored. Any ideas why this isn’t happening?

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  18. Pissed Off American says:

    Gads, the trolls are restless tonight.
    Again, I would like to point out to Steve that he would be doing us all a tremendous favor if he would expose those here that post under multiple screen names.

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  19. Jon Stopa says:

    Pissed Off American posts on The Washington Note so that I don’t have to. Thanks, POA.
    Jon Stopa

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  20. David says:

    “Ya gotta love these trolls. You know you’re cutting close to the quick when you see them launch these kinds of horseshit attacks. Its not my language they want to silence, its my message that they fear.”
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    flattery will get you nowhere, but i’m glad your impressed with your message. it’s REALLY making a difference in the world, POA. sitting around all day trolling the internet. posting inane thoughts on some irrelevent blog, the comments on which only slightly more than nobody reads. jew hater caroll perched on your shoulder like a mentally impaired parrot. spouting the same angry horseshit (your word, not mine) day aftyer day. yeah, you guys really are changing the world! can’t you feel it?
    and yes, it’s your message that they fear 🙂
    you should have been a high paid political operative. you would have been great. you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the country. you speak for and too the “average” joe. you should be sitting around with mr. clemmons and his think tank buddies. they should appreciate what you have to say. everyone should listen. the pissed off american is prescient, dammit. he has ideas.
    thanks for the above post! it was absolutely priceless.

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  21. km4 says:

    POA thx for the post.
    Nowadays more and more people come to powerblogs like DailyKos and niche blogs like Washington Note to see what people are talking about first. Then they drop by the increasingly irrelevant MSM sites like NYT and Fox News to see how the elites are spinning it.
    As I have said before the arrogance, hubris, and hypocrisy of Bush administration is stunning.
    So its no surprise to see these criminally and pathologically immoral and unprincipled MF’s getting DOD and Centron to try and interject spin directly in blogs.
    However, in most instances this will likely meet with little success because they’re so lame and transparent and the caliber of people on liberal to moderate connservative blogs is a cut above the rest.

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  22. Pissed Off American says:

    http://www.teambio.org/2006/07/government-trolls-our-tax-dollars-at-work/
    Last week it was the revelation that the Department of Defense was going to be indexing blogs. Then it was the revelation that Marine recruiters were using My Space to lure people into the military. Now it seems our tax dollars are being used for military personnel to cruise blogs sites and spam the comment section. At least that is what it seems like after we received this comment today:
    Greetings; my name is Spc. Patrick Ziegler with U.S. CENTCOM. While it is not my place to get involved in any political debates, I just wanted toinvite your readers to visit our website, http://www.centcom.mil . The CENTCOM website is a good place to get up-to-date news, press releases, video and audio from Iraq, Afghanistan and all other places within the Central Command Area of Responsibility.
    We also received the same message from Spc. Patrick Ziegler in our administrative E-mail account here at Bring It On!. Certainly the E-mail was a more polite way to ask if we were interested than the drive-by spamming, but are either method an appropriate use of government time and money? I think fellow Bring It On! author Chris from Idaho summed it up best when he said:
    Let’s see, now my tax dollars are paying for some E-4 to surf the web and read political blogs. He even says he isn’t here to engage in a political debate, then WTF are you doing reading (and posting) a political blog?
    This is just one more example of the politicizing of our Armed Forces, which mind you Gen. Tommy Franks took to a whole new level ala Fox News. The military is supposed to stay out of the debate, they are just supposed to execute. It’s up to those on the outside to do the politicking for the military, not the military itself.
    This is truly strange, and something that I bet will wind up getting national news coverage, if not just for the blatant misuse of military resources but of how it reeks of propaganda.
    Propaganda indeed.
    I guess on the bright side, we now know they are really reading our blogs and paying attention to them. Wait, that may not be such a bright side after all.
    ***** Updated 4:31 PM EST*****
    Chris has found out even more information on this intiative:
    http://www.dod.mil/news/Mar2006/20060302_4370.html
    The team’s motto is “Engage,” and Flowers and others work with more than 250 bloggers to try to disseminate news about the good work being done by U.S. forces in the global war on terror. The effort, officials here said, has reached more than 17 million online readers.
    “We were given the mission to do electronic media engagement,” Flowers said. “The idea was put forth that so many people are getting their news from online sources that we would be remiss if we neglected that audience.”,
    Jesus, the DOD is feeding new stories to certain bloggers (hmm, that list should be public don’t ya think?), now, I’d just love to have some more information on this.
    I think this got bumped up a notch.
    This is pretty damn disturbing. I understand wanting to point people to the CENTCOM website (besides the obvious faux pas of trolling), but to actively feed information to certain bloggers is way out of bounds.
    And I can’t help but think of the soldiers who are assigned to this; “Gee Grandpa, did you fight in Iraq?”, “Nah, Bobby, I was a blogger, a combat blogger, I even got a Purple Heart once for my carpel tunnel syndrome, I was also awarded the Bronze Star for Valour the time I posted at The Democratic Underground. Hard times Bobby, hard times.”
    Stay tuned for more. Chris isn’t done digging yet. We will kep you informed as we learn more.

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  23. Pissed Off American says:

    While POA may mistakenly think he is having a positive effect with the reckless and sometimes disgusting language, I’ll argue that he is driving away just the audience at the margin that can make a difference in November and lead to impeachment of the Cheney-Bush cabal. I know I am embarrased to send my friends to a site that allows this kind of counterproductive sexual and scatalogical comments.
    Posted by Vietnam Vet
    Ya gotta love these trolls. You know you’re cutting close to the quick when you see them launch these kinds of horseshit attacks. Its not my language they want to silence, its my message that they fear.

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  24. Frank says:

    Bravo POA. Your language was appropriate to describe this Nurenberg quality leader’s buffoonery; if anything it was muted. His actions are far beyond impeachment quality characterizations.
    I’am glad that the ABA is taking the lead on Bush’s (Cheney’s) “signing statement” binge. It was a historic moment watching CSpan this AM, when the ABA leadership discussed Bush’s thrashing of the constitution manifested by those signing statements.
    McCain missed his “profile in courage” moment when he did not challange Bush on that torture bill signing statement. Whatever admiration I had for McCain was lost at that point in time. His sickening kissing of Bush’s ass since then only served to reinforce that loss of admiration. It has now descended to a total loss of repect for this presidential ambition blinded politician.

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  25. Carroll says:

    To vietnam vet …with all due respect…
    I happen to be one of the “centrist”, a former centrist dem and recently registered as independent, you are relying on to tip the elections for the dems.
    Get this thru your head….there is no basic difference between the dems and the repubs except who they pander to, and the most important issue to both is staying in political office. When push comes to shove they are both whores to whoever can fill their campaign coffers.
    The dems aren’t going to impeach Bush/Cheney, get that thru your head also….they think the more damage Bush does the better their election chances.
    The reason this country is in the trouble it is is exactly because little follower fellows like you think a “political” party is going to save them and be their hero instead of working to clean out both parties or voting to break up this 2 family generational maifa hold on America..
    Get over it….if there was ever a time for raising hell and cussing, now is that time.
    Every time I see one of these mumbly little namby pamby arguements about how outspoken loud people are hurting the dems ….it just gives me another reason to do everything possible to shake up the whole political game.
    The whole country should be yelling their bleep bleep heads off.

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  26. manowar says:

    “Vietnam Vet against Bush” contribution reminds me of the segment in Apocalypse Now,
    Kurtz: “They train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won’t allow them to write fuck on their airplanes because it’s obscene! ”
    Let’s get real here, the country, OUR country, is going down the tubes and I think we can stand a little emotion.

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  27. Vietnam Vet against Bush says:

    Respect for Steve Clemons & what he is doing to change the quality of political debate should motivate a higher quality of comments than we see from POA and his ilk. These are the types of foul mouth slobs who pollute the inferior blogs of the center & left and who utterly dominate the right wing blogs. The neofascist Bush faction will be defeated by recruiting the independents, fence sitters and belatedly disillusioned supporters of Bush who finally recognize the fraud he represents. While POA may mistakenly think he is having a positive effect with the reckless and sometimes disgusting language, I’ll argue that he is driving away just the audience at the margin that can make a difference in November and lead to impeachment of the Cheney-Bush cabal. I know I am embarrased to send my friends to a site that allows this kind of counterproductive sexual and scatalogical comments.

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  28. David says:

    As long as we’re quoting Dylan, here’s another one. quite applicable if you ask me. but then again Dylan’s a dirty Jew as well, right?
    NEIGHBORHOOD BULLY
    Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man,
    His enemies say he’s on their land.
    They got him outnumbered about a million to one,
    He got no place to escape to, no place to run.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    The neighborhood bully just lives to survive,
    He’s criticized and condemned for being alive.
    He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin,
    He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land,
    He’s wandered the earth an exiled man.
    Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn,
    He’s always on trial for just being born.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized,
    Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
    Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad.
    The bombs were meant for him.
    He was supposed to feel bad.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
    That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him,
    ‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
    And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    He got no allies to really speak of.
    What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love.
    He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied
    But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace,
    They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease.
    Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly.
    To hurt one they would weep.
    They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone,
    Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon.
    He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand,
    In bed with nobody, under no one’s command.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    Now his holiest books have been trampled upon,
    No contract he signed was worth what it was written on.
    He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth,
    Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    What’s anybody indebted to him for?
    Nothin’, they say.
    He just likes to cause war.
    Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed,
    They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.
    What has he done to wear so many scars?
    Does he change the course of rivers?
    Does he pollute the moon and stars?
    Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill,
    Running out the clock, time standing still,
    Neighborhood bully.
    Copyright © 1983 Special Rider Music

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  29. Pissed Off American says:

    “I honestly think the Pissed Off American is actually Steve Gilliard.”
    Damn, thank you. When I woke up this morning I was wondering who the hell I was. Do me a favor, will you??? Tomorrow, make me be someone stinking rich. I need a new car, and it might as well be a Porsche.

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  30. susan says:

    I honestly think the Pissed Off American is actually Steve Gilliard. Steve is articulate, combative, and OY! what a potty mouth!
    http://stevegilliard.blogspot.com/

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  31. semper fubar says:

    But I forgot to add, I think for die-hard republicans the tax cut angle will probably continue to be very effective.
    As they apparently are unable to conclude any cause-and-effect from the idiots they’ve voted into office to the disasters we see unfolding around us, they’ll probably think, “Oh well, the world might be going to hell, but at least with the republicans I’ll get a TAX CUT.”

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  32. Jerome Gaskins says:

    Karen, “foul” language is censored language. Is that really what you want to do? Wouldn’t it be better to appreciate the statement in its context and not try to change its meaning?

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  33. semper fubar says:

    Well seriously, what else can the Republicans run on besides tax cuts?
    Even die-hard republicans have to know that Iraq is a mess, we can’t protect our cities from or clean up disasters that happen here, we can’t seem to get pay raises, we’re paying higher tuitions, we’re paying more for health care, gas is going up up up, when we turn on the TV we see the middle east is exploding in flames and all these other axis of evil countries are getting “nuked up” … (oh well, here I am spilling into POA’s fine rant)
    What else CAN they talk about besides taxes?
    It does kind of tell you they don’t think national security is the big playing card for them after all though, doesn’t it?

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  34. pauline says:

    I can only hear Dylan lines from his old songs, still so relavent.
    “While preachers preach of evil fates
    Teachers teach that knowledge waits
    Can lead to hundred-dollar plates
    Goodness hides behind its gates
    But even the president of the United States
    Sometimes must have
    To stand naked.”
    “Come you masters of war
    You that build all the guns
    You that build the death planes
    You that build the big bombs
    You that hide behind walls
    You that hide behind desks
    I just want you to know
    I can see through your masks”

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  35. Pissed Off American says:

    Karen. I appreciate your concern, but my semantics and demeanor are chosen carefully, to achieve an end. So far, it has worked. If it is of any comfort to you, my online demeanor in no way mirrors my true personna. But again, thanks for your input and your vote of confidence, albiet with reservations.

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  36. John B. says:

    Karenk-
    we live in foul times and sometimes “foul” language is the only language that will do to describe the situation we are in.
    Don’t get your panties in a bunch becuase your delicate sensibilities have been offended by someones choice of words.
    There are plenty of things to be offended about these days. POA’s language is not one of them, IMO.

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  37. karenk says:

    POA,
    Great list, allow me to add to it: GWB is also asking us to give up access to decent affordable health care and to gamble our social “security” on the market.
    BTW-I often agree with your ideas but the foul language is a little offensive-you sound intelligent enough to think of better words to use in their place and people will take you more seriously when you do.

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  38. elementary teacher says:

    “Israel must cease and desist. The president of the United States can push us to continue the war all he wants, the prime minister of Britain can cheer us in parliament, but in Israel and Lebanon, the blood is being spilled, the horror is intensifying, the price is rising and it is all for naught.” Gideon Levy 7/24/06
    Complete article at: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/741435.html

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  39. b says:

    “Gambling away America’s moral credibility in Iraq is one crime”
    Hmm – when did the U.S. have moral credibility? Compared to whom?
    Just asking

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  40. steve duncan says:

    Steve, you’re mistaken. “We’re” not at war. Only the soldiers and families of those soldiers are at war. Everyone else is safe and secure in their homes, free to watch TV, shop WalMart, eat until they’re gorged and top off the day with ice cream and sex. Bush needs this denial to survive and he encourages it. Doesn’t anyone think it’s a bit odd Bush has never attended the funeral of a fallen soldier? Not one!? Of course he can’t, for he’d be filmed doing it and even if the media were barred it’d be written about. Such a concrete, palpable reminder of the conflicts we’re (allegedly) in would be dangerous to the regime. Rove’s dream would be somehow for Israel to stay on the front pages through the midterms without the ensuing fallout costing us oil contracts or Suez closing. No, there is no war. Should the electorate give hints of thinking there is the RNC will figure out a way to get us all to change the channel.

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  41. Pissed Off American says:

    Interesting and very disturbing discussion by Steve and Brian Lehrer this morning on the reasons for the Big Pooch backing Lieberman. Nobody wants to talk about this, but we have to.
    Posted by bob h
    Yeah, what IS up with that? I found it bizzarre, and more than a little disconcerting. Did they find something in Clinton’s history that eclipses the blue dress?

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  42. bob h says:

    Interesting and very disturbing discussion by Steve and Brian Lehrer this morning on the reasons for the Big Pooch backing Lieberman. Nobody wants to talk about this, but we have to.

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  43. Finest says:

    Ahhhh, the Left….
    If you didn’t have anyone to hate you’d wake up comatose….or not wake up at all. It’s no wonder you guys keep taking it in the shorts. No ideals. No ideas.
    You have two choices. Either become Republicans, or re-invent yourselves (again) as a party….maybe a kegger….or a rave up. And find some real leaders who don’t lose elections.
    By the by, still looking for that reference to 1.4 million psychopaths in South Lebanon. All I can find is the number 2000. Which I’m sure has been drastically reduced in the past couple weeks along with their spent Kytushas. (A society would collapse if all they ever did was lob mortars and low grade munitions at their neighbors. Ah, but I guess that’s just what is happening) Looks like their gonna’ hafta’ reinvent themselves too. In the hereafter.

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  44. Pissed Off American says:

    “These are toxic matters. Bush is asking nothing of Americans.”
    Uh uh. He’s asking PLENTY out of us. The only question is, are we going to demand a lubricant, or are we content to bend over without one.
    Truth is, Steve, the lying son of a bitch is asking more of Americans than any President has EVER asked of us. He is asking us to forfiet our children in a war that was lodged on lies. He is asking us to give up our world standing by allowing him to cast international law to the wind. He is asking us to ignore science to the benefit of theology and myth. He is asking us to dismantle 40 years of advances in environmental law and protections. He is asking us to amend our constitution to EXCLUDE a large segment of our population from enjoying the rights the rest of us enjoy. He is asking us to allow and condone the torture of another human being. He is asking us to ignore his criminal evasion of his own service committments. He is asking us to ignore Gonzales perjury during his confirmatiobn hearings, and his complicity in the erosion of our constitutional rights and protections. He is asking us to stand idly by as Israel commits international crimes and acts of war. He is asking us to ignore very real and irrefutable acts of espionage committed against us by Israel. He is asking us to accept gay whores and pornogrophers being given access to our West Wing, and to classified material. He is asking us to accept the “outing” of CIA operatives as an act of vengeance against someone that sought to expose the lies. He is asking us to accept the assasination of the chjaracter of antin the media that dare question his policies, or point out his crimes. He is asking us to accept a completely corrupted electoraL process. He is asking us tioignore the theft of the 2004 Presidential seat. He is asking us to ignore his part in the ENRON crimes. He is asking us to destroy environmental treasures such as ANWR so that his fucking cronies can enjoy a few more months of obscene profits…..
    Need I go on?
    No Steve, you are wrong. He is asking TOO MUCH of us, and it is time we said NO.
    LOUDLY, STRONGLY, and AS ONE.

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  45. Matthew says:

    We couldn’t compromise on agricultural subsidies. That speaks volumes. Another subsection of America with a veto on the nation’s larger priorities. Can we declare ourselves a failed state yet?

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